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Glasgow Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Glasgow 2018, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at the SEC on the 6th March with a brand new programme of educational and insightful seminars.

You can earn up to  4.5 CPD hours from this event.

Don’t miss your chance to attend – register today!

08:45 – 09:20 Registration and exhibition
09:20 – 09:30

Chair’s opening remarks

Rhona Aikman, Practice Nurse, Gourock Medical Practice, Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

Chair’s opening remarks

Moira Dowden, Scottish Practice Nurses Association

Chair’s opening remarks

Dave Munday, Lead Professional Officer, Unite the Union, Health Visitor and Nurse

Stream supported by the MHNA

09:30 – 10:10

65+: Keeping well with type 2 diabetes after metformin

  • Explain why it is important to keep people with diabetes well as they get older.
  • Describe the impact of diabetes on ageing.
  • Describe the impact of ageing on diabetes.
  • Consider the appropriate choice of blood glucose therapy after metformin.
  • Give advice to support people with diabetes to keep well in later life

Debbie Voigt, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, NHS Tayside, Scotland

Sponsored by MSD

Wound management: An update in best practice

  • Basic wound assessment and wound tissue type classification.
  • Overview of local wound factors that delay healing; exudate, infection & biofilm.
  • A practical approach on dressing selection based on best evidence in the management of acute and chronic wounds, including case studies.

Margaret Armitage (RGN), Senior Medical Affairs Specialist, ConvaTec

Sponsored by ConvaTec

Bridging the gap between secondary and primary care for people with alcohol dependence syndrome

  • Defining alcohol dependence syndrome.
  • Developing a pathway from ED to alcohol care and treatment in the community.
  • Improving community engagement.

George Benson, Nurse Team Leader – Acute Addiction Liaison, Greater Glasgow Acute Hospitals

10:15 – 10:55

Inspired logic: Current and future treatment of COPD

  • The burden of COPD and impact of exacerbations.
  • The latest guidelines.
  • Where pharmacotherapy fits in with COPD guidelines.

Dr Iain Small, GPSI in Peterhead and Executive Committee Member, PCRS-UK

Supported by Chiesi

Delivering personalised care to end of life patients

  • Supporting patients with life limiting conditions in the community.
  • Communication about prognosis and treatment preferences.
  • Treating depression in patients with life-limiting conditions.

Dr Sandra McConnell, Lead Consultant Palliative Medicine, Argowan Hospice

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis and management

  • ADHD as a life long condition.
  • ADHD in females.
  • Assessment and Treatment.

Gordon Brown, Consultant Nurse, ADHD Direct Ltd

10:55 – 11:25

Exhibition and networking
Take some time to visit the exhibition where our supporting partners will be delighted to speak with you. Thanks to their support, the event is free to attend.

11:25 – 12:05

Practical management of
NVAF  in primary care

Iain Speirits, Advanced Pharmacist Clinical Cardiology, West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital, Glasgow

Supported by Daiichi-Sanyko

A guide to dermatology in primary care

  • What are the most common presentations of skin problems?
  • Assessing disease severity and suitable treatment.
  • Impact on functional, psychological and social well-being.

Barbara Page MBE, Independent Nurse Advisor in Dermatology, Honorary Chair, Scottish Dermatological Nursing Society

Perinatal mental health: Identifying potential PND in your patients and appropriately managing referral

  • The role of primary care and community nurses in identifying at risk patients.
  • Raising concerns.
  • Sensitively discussing mental health with patients. 

Elaine Clark, Nurse Consultant, Mother & Baby Unit, West of Scotland and Sharon McMenemy, Psychological Therapist, St Johns Hospital

12:10 – 12:50

Going for GOLD in COPD: Aiming for excellence in practice

  • Practical pointers to improve COPD care.
  • Treating breathlessness in COPD.
  • Preventing and managing exacerbations.

Monica Fletcher OBE, Global Medical Expert, Research Fellow, Edinburgh University

Sponsored by GSK

Antimicrobial stewardship: How far have we come and what are the next steps?

  • Assessing progress in reducing antibiotic prescribing.
  • Latest initiatives and responsibilities for primary care and community nurses.
  • Effective communication with patients.

Anne Thomson,Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Prescribing, Glasgow City HSCP and Member, Scottish Antibiotic Prescribing Group


Identifying and managing anxiety disorders: An overview

  • Common anxiety disorders in primary care.
  • Assessment of suspected anxiety disorders.
  • Psychological and pharmacological interventions.

Dr Blanca Poveda, Clinical Psychologist, Astley Ainslie Hospital and Wendy Young, Outreach Nurse, Astley Ainslie Hospital

12:50 – 13:50 Exhibition, lunch and networking
A complimentary sandwich lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, let the team know and we will accommodate where possible.
13:50 – 14:30

NICE or BTS/SIGN?  Making sense of diagnosis and management of asthma

  • Update on the latest in asthma.
  • The potential of new therapies.
  • Defining the target population for new treatments.

Dr Hilary Pinnock, Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, Edinburgh University, Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, General Practitioner, Whitstable Medical Practice

A practical session on shingles immunisation

  • Provide an overview of shingles and its possible complications.
  • Provide understanding of the shingles National Immunisation Programme including eligibility.
  • Discuss best practice examples of implementation of the programme at a local level.

Dr Kevin Pollock, Lead Healthcare Scientist (Immunisation), Health Protection Scotland

Sponsored by MSD

Managing eating disorders in primary care

  • Identifying and understanding eating disorders.
  • Supporting individuals with eating disorders.
  • Guidance on management.

Karen McMahon, Lecturer in Mental Health, University of the West of Scotland, Family Based Treatment Therapist


14:30 – 15:00

Exhibition and networking

15:00 – 15:40

Effective management of arthritis

  • Recognising the different types of arthritis.
  • Pain management and factors that affect pain.
  • Tips for joint protection.

Gail Dolan, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist, New Victoria ACH 
and Liz McIvor, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist, Stobhill ACH



Empathy in Nursing

  • The need for empathy in nursing practice.
  • Visual art as an evidence based tool.
  • Education for nurses utilising service user art.

Grant King, Lecturer in Nursing (Mental Health), University of Dundee

15:45 – 16:25

KEYNOTE: Dementia – How we can all make a difference

  • Person Centred Care.
  • The lived experience of the individual with dementia.
  • Education and support for carers, staff and service users.

 Tommy Whitelaw, UK Project Lead, Dementia Carer Voices

 @DementiaCarerVo @tommyNtour

16:25 Close of conference

*Please note, this information is correct at the current time. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning. 

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies including Chiesi Ltd, Daiichi Sankyo Ltd, GSK, MSD, Orion Pharma and Pfizer. Unless stated in your programme they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.